The application of numerical simulation incorporating digital human models offers exciting opportunities in automotive development. Applying human models in comfort, ergonomics and safety allows to overcome limitations imposed by the use of real humans or their mechanical surrogates and thus enables further optimization of automotive designs.
Autonomous vehicles will bring significant comfort benefits to passengers. However, safety cannot be compromised for alternative seating positions. Human Modeling and Simulation is currently the only technology that will allow assessment of occupant protection for new car interior architectures with flexible seat arrangements.
In November 2020 the 8th International Symposium Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering will be held. The symposium intends to continue and further advance the dialog between researchers, software developers and industrial users of human models. Presentations from renowned researchers, software manufacturers and industrial users on biomechanical research, digital human models and their application in automotive development will make up a most interesting conference.
The 8th symposium is again organized in cooperation with Wayne State University‘s renowned Bioengineering Centre, which has been a pioneer and leading institution in biomechanics research for automotive safety for 75 years.
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